Happy Birthday to Me


Today is my 52nd birthday! To celebrate, here’s a flashback to my first birthday in San Francisco circa 1964. The first birthday is never complete without chocolate cake smeared all over baby’s face. Dancing with my dad made it a truly special day. I’m all dressed up, too!


85 responses to “Happy Birthday to Me”

  1. Oh I hate that I’m just seeing this. Abundant belated birthday blessings????!

  2. Thank you, Mrs. Darcheville!

  3. Happy Birthday. Make some great memories.

  4. Thank goodness I received no waffle irons! Did get candy, roses and dinner out.

  5. Many happy returns (WTF does that mean, anyway? That you know all those birthday waffle irons are going back to WalMart?). Anyway. I hope it was a great day.

  6. Thank you so much!

  7. Thank you, Gertie! You’re awesome, too!

  8. On this special day, i wish you all the very best, all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come! May you have a fantastic birthday and many more to come… HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  9. Happy belated Birthday, Kitt. You are awesome.

  10. Aw thanks mate.

  11. Failed humour 🙂

  12. Thanks, Jak! Happy Belated Birthday to your maternal grandfather and friend.

  13. Thank you, Maria!

  14. Sorry to hear. Had to look that one up. Med side effect?

  15. Sorry. Virtual hug sent. (((hugs)))

  16. Well that’s interesting– you share a birthday with my maternal grandfather, and a friend of mine!

    (I’ll be sure to remember in advance next time. 😉 )

  17. Happy birthday blogger buddy! ???

  18. Happiest of birthdays to you 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day, full of laughter and hugs x

  19. I have a gold medal in St Vitus dancing.

  20. Fresh, unmedicated post menopause :'(

  21. Wish you the best in getting out of your funk. Meds need tweaking? or just one of those dips you must endure?

  22. Tap dancing?! Cool! Do you do more classic style or cool hip style?

  23. Thanks! It’s a slideshow, so you can see how much I enjoyed it, too.

  24. I’m going to have to Google ciopino. I’m v glad it was a lovely day, I’m fucked up with depression at the moment, but still tap dancing my ass off online, which means it’s not the deepest of depressions.

  25. Thank you, Milanka!

  26. Thank you, Zoe! Your comment touches me deeply. For someone who has experienced suicidality, that message is very life affirming. God bless you, too!

  27. Thanks, Blah! There was lots of love, chocolate, roses, & cioppino. Hope all is well with you. Time for me to pay your blog a visit and share some of your curated links.

  28. Happy birthday Kitt! Lovely picture of your childhood, I can see you were expecting the cake so badly 🙂

  29. Happy Birthday Kit. What a cute picture.

  30. Adorable…both then and now. Happiest of Birthdays to you, Kitt. ?

  31. Happy Birthday!

  32. Happy Birthday Kitt! May you have a fabulous day celebrating and a sensational year ahead. 🙂 🙂

  33. Happy birthday, Kitt! I hope you have a lovely day.

  34. Happy Birthday, Kitt. I’m so glad you were born and are still here. You’ve taught me a lot through your writing and for that I’m ever grateful. May God bless you with more of everything needed!


  36. Happy Birthday 🙂

  37. Adorable baby! And many happy returns for you today, I hope there’s a lot of love and smiles 🙂

  38. Happy “This is just the beginning of great things for you!” Day,sweet friend!!!!!

  39. I get it now. Happy Soon to Be 51st Birthday to you, then!

  40. Happy Birthday!

  41. no, no. you don’t understand. You say your picture was from about 1964 in san francisco. my birthday is in the middle of September in 1964 in eureka. so, if the two year old you would just finish up your cake, you would still have plenty of time to make to eureka to welcome into the world. 🙂

  42. Thank you, Nana!

  43. Thank you, Leslie!

  44. Thank you so much!

  45. Thank you, Dorne!

  46. Thank you, Victo!

  47. Thank you, Katrina!

  48. Thank you for the invite. Unfortunately, I do not see us traveling to Eureka this fall. We live down in So Cal, where my husband works & my son goes to school.

  49. Happy birthday!!!

  50. I was convinced they came alive at night and played while I slept.

  51. I know! So cute. I bet I insisted on it.

  52. Thank you, Dr. Stivers (Courtney)!

  53. Thank you, Georgette Ann!

  54. Indeed, 1963 was a great year. Apparently I throw caution to the wind when it comes to self disclosure. Hopefully no one dares to pretend to be me. Beware the wrath of Kitt.

  55. Thank you! I love all my dolls lined up in attendance.

  56. Thank you, Mrs. N, the Author.

  57. Happy Birthday Kitt!

  58. Happy, happy, happy & more happy Birthday!!

  59. Happy birthday. X

  60. Happy birthday!!!!

  61. Happy Birthday Kitt! I hope you have a wonderful day 🙂

  62. Happy birthday Kitt! I hope you are having a great day filled with everything and everyone you love. 🙂

  63. Happy Birthday!

  64. happy birthday. I hope you have a day full of joy and contentment. in your picture, in a little short of a month, you can come up to eureka and welcome me into the world.

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    I love how mom and dad pulled out all of your stuff toys to celebrate with you!

  66. Happy Birthday! I hope each year is better than the last!!

  67. Aw, happy birthday! Hope you’ve had a fantastic day! ?

  68. Happy birthday, Kitt! I never say my age on line, but I will say you’re about 2 months older than me 😉 (1963 was a good year)

  69. Yes indeed, Kitt. I wish you a wonderful birthday. You are so right about the chocolate cake and dancing with Dad. You were a precious little girl and obviously adored by all. Thank you for sharing this special day with us.

  70. Happy Birthday Kitt! 🙂

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